Author Archives: Tabitha Soden

Dogtown: Bring home these good boys of summer

Mara Segal This week, we have a couple of very sociable boys from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and Redwood Pals Rescue. From the shelter, we have Bullseye, a four-year-old brindle and white Pit Bull Terrier with a charming smile. Bullseye is quite the gentleman with other dogs and tailors his behavior to the situation

Obituary: Camille Rand

The earthly world lost a shining star as the spirit of Camille Rand rose on June 28, 2014, to join her recently departed father Ben. Camille was born January 24, 1988 in Arcata, to parents Ben Hayden and Mary Anne. Growing up, her constant companion was her brother Mark Nicholas. He has always been her

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad Korbel

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union DELL’ARTE – Summer is sequel season. Sadly, summertide showgoers are cyclically subjected to  superfluous, sappy, stale and sometimes stupid suites to successful spectacles. Celebrate, for such is so not the situation with Korbel V: The Secret. This most recent offering from Dell’Arte is the fifth play centering on the Dugan

Obituary: Bettinia Leon (Moran) Perkins

Bettinia Leon (Moran) Perkins passed away June 20, 2014 in Arcata, California. Tina was born June 28, 1970. Tina was preceded in death by her father Leon Moran. Tina is survived by her mother Ginger Gouthier, husband James, son Colton Perkins, daughter Sarah Aiton, husband AJ, grandson Hunter, sisters, brother and numerous nieces and nephews.

Petopia: Gonzo for Karbanzo

Karbanzo is a one-year-old McNab mix. He is good with other animals, has been to doggy day care and plays well with other dogs. He especially gets along well with women, but will warm up to men. He barks at strangers though. When Karbanzo was a puppy, he was attacked by a pack of fighting

Dogtown: Spend dog days of summer with your new BFF

Mara Segal Are we at the Dog Days of Summer yet? The Humboldt County Animal Shelter has dogs for every type of summer activity, from river-swimming dogs to hammock-loungers. The shelter is pretty full right now, and almost every animal there is adoptable. That means they have all passed temperament testing and have been found

Deaths April 27 – June 2, 2014

Borquez, Betty Jane, Aug. 9, 1934 – April 27, 2014, of Blue Lake Downs Jr., Fredrick Lewis, Sept. 25, 1956 – May 11, 2014, of Hoopa Hostler Jr., Cedric Dale, July 28, 1952 – May 11, 2014, of Hoopa Weeks, Frances Harriet Neoma, May 18, 1921 – May 12, 2014, of Bayside Andrada, Matilda Delores,


The following couples were recently issued marriage licenses by the Humboldt County Clerk: Nicolas M. Harrison and Lucy A. Brown Robert A. Shottenkirk and Valerie L. Ragon Michael E. Flowers and Laurie L. Davis Jezyka E. McCabe and Justin E. Daugherty Tracy R. Owsley and Travis J. Farris Lum S. Freeman and Frances R. Barrientos

Births: May 16-26, 2014

Mad River Community Hospital announces these recent arrivals to our community: Mellon, Emma Joelle, May 16, 2014, to Heather and Brandon Mellon Fitzpatrick, Shawn Dean, May 22, 2014, to Nichole Bond-Fitzpatrick and Shawn Fitzpatrick Gaytan, Analicia Midnight, May 23, 2014, to Cinnamon Rogers and Daniel Gaytan Mills, Ryder James, May 23, 2014, to Stephanie Stillwell